Elder statesman, Malam Tanko Yakasai, has faulted the conviction by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) of former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen.
In a statement yesterday, he maintained that the ex-CJN’s ordeal, prompted by petitioner Dennis Aghanya, was politically motivated.
Juxtaposing the pace at which the Federal Government prosecuted Onnoghen with that of erstwhile Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal, the senior citizen accused President Muhammadu Buhari of double standards, insisting that the anti-corruption campaign was targeted at perceived enemies of his administration.
He said: “It will be recalled that the matter started with a petition written to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) by a political gladiator called Dennis Aghanya on January 7, 2019.
“The man was a political associate of President Muhammadu Buhari from their days in the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in which the president was the candidate while Aghanya was national publicity secretary.
“After the collapse of the CPC into what we now know as the All Progressives Congress (APC) under which platform General Muhammadu Buhari became Nigeria’s president, Dennis Aghanya has been in the corridors of power.
“The man wrote his petition on January 7, which he submitted to the CCB, after two days. It took the CCB only two days to investigate all the allegations the man made against Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen and concluded the investigation, and forwarded the matter to the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
“It took the CCT one day to prepare their charges against Justice Onnoghen. He was asked to appear before the Tribunal in a matter of six days from the first day the petition was written to the CCB.”
The elder statement further alleged that the whole scenario was scripted to achieve a pre-determined end.
BREAKING: Supreme Court Rejects Zamfara APC’s Request For Judgment’s Review
The Supreme Court has dismissed the application by the Abdulaziz Yari faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for a review of its May 24, 2019 judgment in the intra-party dispute in the Zamfara APC.
In a majority ruling on Friday, four members of a five-member panel, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, dismissed the application on the grounds that it was without merit.
Justice Inyang Okoro, in the lead judgment, held that the ruling was a gross abuse of the process of the court.
Justice Okoro proceeded to award cost of N2million against the applicant.
In a dissenting judgment, Justice Centus Nweze held that the court ought to have reviewed the judgment by setting aside the consequential order which made the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the ultimate beneficiary of the intra-party crisis in the Zamfara APC.
Justice Nweze noted that the Supreme Court has reviewed its decision before and should be bold enough to admit where there are errors that ought to be rectified.
He dismissed the objection raised by the respondents, upheld the application and granted the prayers sought.
BREAKING: Bauchi Governor In Self-Isolation After Contact With Atiku’s Son
Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed is now in self-isolation over fears of contracting coronavirus after his contact with the son of Atiku Abubakar, the state’s Chief of Staff, Ladan Salihu said.
Atiku made a public disclosure via Twitter on Sunday evening about his son testing positive to the pandemic.
Reactions, mostly sympathies, have trailed the announcement since although the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, is yet to acknowledge the development.
Through his Twitter handle this afternoon, Dr. Salihu explained that Governor Mohammed, alongside his entourage, met with the Vice President’s son while on flight from Lagos to Abuja.
He added that they all have also taken test and are expecting the result as at the time of this report.
The tweet reads:
“Our Governor Bala Mohammed in self isolation following contact with Atiku Abubakar’s Son. Yes. We were on the same flight from Lagos to Abuja. They shook hands and exchanged pleasantries. The Gov and the rest of us have taken tests. The results will be negative in sha Allah.”
So far, NCDC has confirmed 36 cases of Coronavirus from Abuja, Lagos, Ogun, Ekiti, and Oyo states and one death.
My Achievements In One Year Will Shock Imo People — Uzodinma
Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, says that he will shock the people of the state with breathtaking achievements in the next 12 months of his administration.
He said that his policies will change the landscape of the state and make the people rejoice over his election as the state governor.
Governor Uzodinma made this solemn promise during a church service in honour of the Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Archdiocese, Most Rev. Moses Chikwe last Sunday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Uzoagba Ikeduru LGA of Imo state.
He asked that people do not judge him by the records of past leaders of the state rather with what he is able to do with his mandate as governor.
“Within the next 12 months, you will see a great difference. My government will shock you with breathtaking achievements that will change Imo State for good,” the governor boasted.
“You will be happy that you elected me your governor and you will know that my mandate is destined by God.”
However, he enjoined the people of the state to give his government all the necessary support, admitting that he cannot succeed without the support of the church and the people.
Concluding, he added that Imo people should see his mandate as one ordained by God and be rest assured that he will not fail them
Meanwhile, he has reassured the people of his government’s readiness to battle the dreaded coronavirus pandemic, asking them not to entertain fear.
The Governor attended the church program in company of his deputy, Prof. Placid Njoku and other government functionaries.
- Inside Nigeria7 days ago
Buhari: ‘The Man Parading Himself As Nigerian President Is Fake’ — Islamic Scholar, Mohammad Tawhidi [VIDEO]
- News7 days ago
COVID-19 Is A Biological Weapon Created By China To Ground World Economies — Int’l Diplomatic Consultant [VIDEO]
- News7 days ago
BREAKING: Immigration Boss, Babandede Tests Positive For Coronavirus
- Entertainment6 days ago
COVID-19: Give Every Nigerian At Least ₦50,000 — Yul Edochie Tells Buhari
- Gist6 days ago
We Need Men More Than They Need Us — Lady Writes
- World7 days ago
Germany’s Finance Minister Commits Suicide Over Coronavirus
- Metro7 days ago
Husband Allegedly Stabs Pregnant Wife To Death In Anambra, 2 Months After Wedding
- News7 days ago
BREAKING: UCH Chief Medical Doctor Tests Positive For Coronavirus